Brie in Puff Pastry for Two!

A Brie for two for Valentine’s Day. A petite brie nestled in buttery puff pastry. Chopped walnuts, brown sugar and yep, butter all melted into an ooey gooey, “calorie worthy” decadent treat for couples day! Serve with bright red apple slices. Heaven on a plate!
Brie in Puff Pastry for two TKC Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Walnuts, Butter and Brown Sugar. OMG!

Brie in Puff Pastry for Two!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t faint, but I baked. Here’s a Brie in Puff Pastry just for you and your honey! Not a dessert, but it certainly could be. Cheese is a classic dessert. No doubt about it. Up until now my Artichoke Dip has been the most decadent recipe I’ve posted, but let’s face it…this “Brie in Puff Pastry” takes the cake…uh Cheese! But if not for your honey on Valentine’s Day, then when, right? Well that’s what I thought. And if this puff pastry wrapped petite brie topped with walnuts sautéed in butter and brown sugar doesn’t make him fall in love now or all over again, I don’t know what will! The most healthful thing I can say about this is that I used brain boosting organic butter, heart smart walnuts and served it with “an apple a day…” apple slices. Otherwise I got nuthin’. Even the Chopper has to step away from uber healthful every once in a while.
Baked Brie served on Apple slice

I tried to make the puff pastry into a heart shape. It became more of an “homage” to a heart. Aw, please don’t laugh, I gave it a shot. I get “A” for effort. It’s a big ole puffy heart full of cheesy goodness. No matter what it looks like it is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. In fact, The Hubby said it has so much good Karma it turned into a “Buddha’s Belly”! Buttery, crunchy, sweet and ooey gooey “to die for” “swoon food” on a plate.
Brie in Puff Pastry for two TKC
I’ve made this for parties using a regular sized brie. You can too. Just double the topping ingredients. Wrap with a whole sheet of puff pastry. Bake just like this little brie.

There are a few steps, but they’re not difficult.

Saute' butter, brown sugar and walnuts together
Sauté butter, brown sugar and walnuts.
Petite Brie
Slice a thin layer of rind off the top of the petite brie
Puff pastry with egg wash topped with walnut, butter and brown sugar
Place the brie on the 1/2 pastry sheet, brush edges with egg wash, and top with the Butter, Brown Sugar, Walnut mixture
Folded and crimped
Fold the pastry over the brie and crimp the edges.
Heart shaped baked brie ready for the oven
Take a pairing knife and cut the edges into a heart shape. Brush the whole thing with egg wash. (not shown) Ready for the oven!

If any of you try this “heart shaping thing”, send me a photo of your handy work. I’ll bet it’s much better than mine! :)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 27 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Sauté Pan Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Salty, Maple, Oven Roasted Walnuts, Chopped. Or Plain Roasted Walnuts will do.
1 Tablespoon Organic Butter
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

Baking Sheet Ingredients:
1 Sheet Puff Pastry
1 petite Brie
1 Egg

Sauté Pan Prep:

In a Sauté Pan heated to low, melt the butter. When the butter is melted add the Walnuts and Brown Sugar. Cook all together until the sugar is melted. Don’t take your eyes off it as this can burn very quickly. When done, remove from heat till you’re ready to top the Brie.

Baking Sheet Ingredients Prep: Take your Puff Pastry Sheet and roll it out just to soften the fold lines. Cut in in half. In a small bowl, whisk the egg till the white and yolk are well incorporated. Slice off a thin layer rind off the top of the Brie. I assembled the pastry/brie on the baking sheet. Place the Brie on the piece of Pastry, leaving 2/3’s pastry to fold over the Brie. Top the Brie with the Walnut mixture. Brush all the edges with the egg wash. This will help to seal the top and bottom edges. Pull the long end of the pastry over the brie and crimp all the edges. If you’re game for trying the heart shape here’s how I attempted. Use a pairing knife to shape the excess into a heart shape. At the very top of the “heart” press into the brie in one small spot to create the round heart shape. Of course you don’t have to do the creative part. All you need to do is cut off the excess pastry into a round shape. Re-crimp all the edges to make sure they are well sealed. Brush the entire pastry with egg. This will help it brown. Now pop it in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes. When brown and crusty, remove from the oven and let it rest for at least 15 minutes.

Serve with apple slices. Pear slices would be a yummy option as well.

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Brie in Puff Pastry for Two is featured at April J Harris “Hearth and Soul” linky party!

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66 Responses to Brie in Puff Pastry for Two!

  1. Your yummy baked brie is definitely worth the splurge, KC – and I love how healthy you have made it even though it is a treat! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. I’ve featured it at this week’s hop.

  2. Nicole says:

    Just pinned it! Looks really good.

  3. Adele says:

    This looks lovely and your heart is not that bad!

  4. Melissa says:

    This looks so yummy, and elegant, too. I am having a small dinner party this week, and I think I will serve this as an appetizer. Thanks for the great idea!

  5. Baked brie is always a big hit as an appetizer. Easy to make and the guests cannot resist the melted cheese mixed with fruit and nuts. Thanks, KC, for sharing this recipe!

  6. brie is my fav cheese! i love it in puff pastry, esp with cranberries and walnuts. can’t wait to try this!

  7. You get an A for effort, look and taste!!! Kudos!!

  8. Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering this looks amazing, love that gooey cheese! And I agree with your hubby, it does resemble a buddha belly, so cute and good karma for sure!

  9. Alecia says:

    I love baked brie! I’m mildly allergic to walnuts but I love swapping in almonds (and usually a few dried cranberries) for a yummy appetizer

    • adminKC says:

      Almonds would be wonderful in this. Are you allergic to Pecans? They would be a good swap as well. The Cranberries are a great suggestion…Thanks!

  10. Well, sometimes we just have to throw in the towel, bake the Brie and enjoy! I’m such a Brie lover I would make this ‘just because’ it’s Sunday afternoon. This is delicious and a lovely Valentine’s Day treat. Thanks so much for sharing KC!

  11. This is such a good way to serve this appetizer.

  12. Part of my growing up years were spent in French West Africa – we could get Camembert there, and I actually prefer it to the Brie. I’d love to try something like this using the Camembert. If you’ve never had it, you might want to give it a try.

    • adminKC says:

      Marjie, I have had camembert before. Thanks for the reminder. I will look for it next time I make this. Even if I have to buy the small instead of the petite. More for us to enjoy!

  13. LydiaF says:

    Looks so good! I like brie with pears, too. But I’m especially enamored of the walnut and brown sugar topping :)

  14. Sandra says:

    Brie cheese is so delicious when it gets melted and pairing it with puff pastry and walnuts is over the top! Both my husband and I will enjoy this :)

  15. I love dessert brie! So yummy! And I agree that it’s good to have the occasional treat. I try to keep it to when we have company over. It encourages me to be more social too. 😉

    • adminKC says:

      I agree with the occasional treat. I’m well aware of how addicting these sweet treats can be. So a little goes a long way. And this is the perfect way to indulge!

  16. The pastry looks so cute! But to be honest I’m barely looking at that, I want to dive into that brie, it looks so tasty

  17. I love this! This looks so impressive, would taste out of this world amazing, but is so easy to make! Wonderful!

  18. Kristen says:

    Perfect for Ventines Day. I would love a glass of wine, fruit, and this!

  19. Tara says:

    I am totally drooling over this, one of my favorties!!

  20. This is really adorable a well as delicious! Love, love this.

  21. This is perfect for Valentine’s day! I have some puff pastry in freezer. Will give this one a try!

  22. Katerina says:

    What a fun idea and a great surprise for a romantic dinner!

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Oh how gorgeous is this! The perfect Valentine’s treat 😀

  24. Angela says:

    Well this is the cutest brie ever!! I love the sweet nut filling you’ve put in there. What a great compliment to both the brie and the pastry!! I am making this one for sure!

    • adminKC says:

      Well you are the sweetest thing to say that. I’d love to see your creative take on this one, Angela. Really, no matter what it looks like, the combo is amazing!

  25. This looks so good KC…I am looking forward to giving it a try :-)

  26. Diane says:

    KC I love this! This is so cute. It looks absolutely delicious and a fun loving treat for the hubby! Happy Valentines Day to you and yours!

  27. See, I knew you could bake!!! This looks delicious! And so very romantic! I adore those little puff pasty hearts you made as well!

    • adminKC says:

      Well it’s not a sweet treat, so it doesn’t count. No science involved in this type of baking! 😉 Thanks for the “thumbs up” which I don’t think I deserve!

  28. You always crack me up with your “I can’t bake” statement! I don’t believe you for a second Missy! Your brie in puffed pastry is precious and so perfect for a romantic Valentine’s dinner with your Honey!

    • adminKC says:

      Seriously, I don’t bake. Except pumpkin pie. I do tons of roasting of veggies and savory dishes. It’s the science behind the baking part that scares me. Plus I don’t want to have all those decadent yummy’s around the house. What IS the difference between baking and roasting besides what’s being cooked? I’ve never figured that out. Kinda like gravy and sauce. So confusing! 😉 And thank you for the “precious” comment. That is so sweet of you!

  29. Erica Schwarz says:

    “Don’t faint, but I baked” – I laughed out loud at that. Love the look of the cheesy filling in butter pastry! Looks delicious Kc!

    • adminKC says:

      I’m so glad you got a kick out of my little quip! :) This is so sinfully delish, but so worth it. Thanks for stopping by!

  30. sue says:

    I have all these ingredients so am adding your recipe to my Valentine’s Day menu. Thank you for sharing with us at #Overthemoon. Happy Valentines!

  31. What a wonderful idea! I need to try!

  32. Summer says:

    This really looks good! Yummy ♥

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